Aaron Rodgers has memories of the Cowboys, and they're not all bad. Last November, after Brett Favre was injured, Rodgers stepped into the middle of a rout in Texas Stadium and made the game respectable—he put together some drives, quieted the crowd and at one point brought the Pack to within seven points. The Cowboys put the game away late, but Rodgers had nothing to be ashamed of: 18 for 26, 201 yards, one TD and a 104.8 rating.
This is an article from the Sept. 22, 2008 issue
Rodgers (above) gets another shot on Sunday, in Green Bay. I think he and the Packers are going to pull it off. He ran a high-percentage passing game in the Week 1 win over Minnesota, then cut loose for 328 yards and three TDs against the Lions. I see a free-scoring game, with lots of points and yards, and Tony Romo turning the ball over just one more time than Rodgers. I see him in the biggest win of a very brief career, and a few more of those cherished Lambeau leaps.
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